Givenchy Dahlia Divin review {Friday Fragrance Fix}

Have I told you about the amazing food and perfume pairing I got to attend a couple of weeks ago? Yep, perfume and food. It was really one of my favourite events so far this year – lovely venue, great food, and catching up with great people. There was a…

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Chanel Fall 2014 swatches

Another quick post to show you some swatches, this time from the Chanel Fall 2014 collection (or Collection États Poétiques if you’re feeling the French).  If you haven’t seen the MAC Osbournes swatches yet, click here. I have three products from the collection to show you, but you can click…

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L’Oreal L’extraordinaire Color Riche Lip Color

I’m not going to lie, I waited for the L”Extroardinaire Color Riche liquid lippies for a long time. Since February in fact, when I first learnt of their existence. Let’s get cracking. What they are is a difficult one to explain. I would say that they’re glossy liquid lipsticks that…

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Beauty Newness #8 – a mixed bag

It’s been an exciting week for me in beauty news, so let’s get to it. Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum Two weeks ago I attended the launch of the Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum at The Living Room, a beautiful rooftop garden in the Maboneng precinct. The long and short…

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L’Oreal Super Liner Reviews: Gelmatic, Brow Artist and So Couture

L’oreal is growing their makeup range at a stiff pace, and I’m happy to show you their latest eye liners and brow pencils – the Super Liner Gelmatic, Super Liner Brow Artist and Super Liner So Couture. Super Liner Gelmatic I’m not the kind of girl that’s good at playing…

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Versace Oud Oriental Pour Femme {Friday Fragrance Fix is baaaack!}

So Oud (pronounced oohd) Fragrances are all the rage lately. Oud is derived from the Agar tree in India and South East Asia. Interestingly the Oud ingredient (also called Agarwood) is derived from a resin that forms when the Agar tree is infected by a certain type of mould and…

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Chanel Autumn 2014 Makeup Collection

Few things excite me as much as the seasonal Chanel makeup collections. It’s a whole ritual for me – receiving the press release, gawking at the images, setting up an appointment, viewing the range and then selecting some samples to feature. The latest collection is Autumn 2014. While it hits…

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New MAC collections launching in August

Another month, another half a dozen new MAC collections. I don’t know if I was previously just ill-informed, but I remember MAC collections being few and far between, every couple of months. Now we have multiple collections and capsule collections each month, but I’m certainly not complaining – I seem…

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Blurring and Highlighting primers – I got ’em

It seems like a mere three months ago when I was still searching high and low for that elusive highlighting primer – oh wait, it was a mere three months ago. I was clearly on a mission because I now have some great ones, and because sharing is caring I’m…

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July MAC launches: Moody Blooms, Lorde, Prep & Prime BB Bronzing, Pedro Lourenco,

Sjoe. This month MAC SA is again pumping out new launches like it’s nobody’s business. There’s four new collections and one repackage, so I’ll just get right into it. Please note that I have not used or seen any products from these ranges, this is meant to be an informative…

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New in from TBS: Tea Tree BB cream and Body Sorbets

If you’re an Afrikaans person (or if you know enough Afrikaans speakers), you’re bound to have run into someone who pronounces Sorbet in a very Afrikaans way. Sore-bit. I may or may not have been that person until I was roughly 15. Every time I heard someone pronounce it sor-bay…

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